MAGPAS Air Ambulance is an emergency medical charity that provides pre-hospital emergency care, in the air or on land, including treatments normally only available in hospital.
The MAGPAS management team required an audio system installation to help improve communications and activation response and to alert the doctors / pilots across the support building and helicopter hangars.
- Public Address (PA) / Tannoy
- Audio activation system (message playout)
Audio Specification & Technologies
- 100v line, high impedance
- Bespoke signal relay interface used during alert activation
- Traditional audio message player (MP3)
Our design solution was based on traditional 100v line. Cables to speakers were installed through existing cable ducting between the main support building and helicopter hangars. A single audio broadcast zone was created (all audio to all areas/speakers).
The system was used for general use Public Address (PA) / Tannoy announcements – operated from a standard paging microphone based in the service control room.
A series of wall buttons were installed to the office block and helicopter hangars – these were to be used by staff to instigate a response ‘call out’ alarm. Medical staff, doctors and pilots used this alarm to respond and ready for service and flight as required.